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Under Armour moves COO to footwear innovation role
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:49:00 GMT


Performance apparel, shoe and accessories brand Under Armour has unveiled a series of changes to its management team, one of which involves moving COO Kip Fulks to president of footwear and innovation.
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American Apparel coalition demands end to harassment
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:41:00 GMT


American Apparel workers are demanding an end to intimidation and harassment through the formation of a coalition with immigration advocacy group Hermandad Mexicana.
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Puma reshuffles global strategy team
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:44:00 GMT


German sportswear brand Puma has reshuffled its global strategy team, with Nina Graf-Vlachy taking the helm, and Arne Freundt becoming director of retail and e-commerce.
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Currency headwinds batter Adidas Q4 profit
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:20:00 GMT


Sporting goods giant Adidas recorded a much-reduced fourth-quarter net profit, impacted by currency headwinds, a slump in Russia and a weak golf market.
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Adidas sets sights on America after mixed year
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:06:00 GMT


If 2014 began as a year full of promise for German sports group Adidas - thanks to its strong presence at the World Cup in Brazil - it closed with an air of slight disappointment, thanks to reversals in golf, Russia and the currency exchanges. But it now has its sights set on North America.
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Wearable tech event to showcase latest textile apps
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:07:00 GMT


Wearable technology pioneers will gather in London next week to launch the next generation of smart textile applications and sports and fitness devices while offering insight into the industry.
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Analysts mixed on American Eagle profit hike
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:25:00 GMT


Analysts have mixed views on American Eagle Outfitters' six-fold fourth-quarter profit increase, with one welcoming the performance, and another saying it still has more work to do.
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Perry Ellis signs license deal for Grand Slam
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:08:00 GMT


Perry Ellis International has entered into a license agreement with Panama-based fashion group DreamKyds for the Grand Slam brand in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
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IN THE MONEY: Omnichannel biggest opportunity for JC Penney
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:38:00 GMT


US department store retailer JC Penney has said one of its biggest opportunities for incremental growth in the near term is in omni-channel, as it looks to deliver continued improvements in the business.
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Nike appoints Spillane global footwear VP
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:15:00 GMT


Sportswear giant Nike has made two management appointments, including VP of global footwear, in a bid to strengthen the company's global leadership in key business areas.
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Target to axe thousands of jobs in restructure
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:18:00 GMT


Target Corp is to axe several thousand jobs over the next two years as it looks to save US$2bn in costs, and focus on key initiatives it believes will put the US retailer "on a clear path to growth".
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Abercrombie & Fitch reports "dismal" FY
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:41:00 GMT


Abercrombie & Fitch Co said it needs to work on improving comparable sales trends in its US and international stores after it posted fourth-quarter and full-year results somewhat below expectations.
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Justice mars Ascena Q2 performance
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:40:00 GMT


Ascena Retail Group recorded a steep decline in second-quarter profit, with falling sales at its Justice brand offsetting growth elsewhere in the business.
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Kate Spade posts huge Q4 profit gain
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:51:00 GMT


Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Company increased its fourth-quarter net profit by nearly US$100m, thanks to 50%-plus revenue hikes for its core divisions.
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Cotton stocks set for 35-year high
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:02:00 GMT


World ending stocks of cotton outside China could reach close to 10m tons by the end of the 2014/15 season, the highest level in 35 years, according to the latest forecasts.
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Child labour "traps millions" in South Asia
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:13:00 GMT


Almost 17m children are involved in child labour across South Asia - one in five of them aged 11 or under - according to a new report.
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Myanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:48:00 GMT


The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as a sign of its commitment to becoming a responsible sourcing destination. The next question is what more needs to be done in order for the Code to be implemented and become effective?
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Hugo Boss attacked over labour rights record
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:28:00 GMT


German fashion house Hugo Boss has come under attack from union activists over its treatment of factory workers in Turkey.
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Jesta and RPE partner on software rollout
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:09:00 GMT


Software supplier Jesta IS is partnering with Retail Process Engineering (RPE) to promote, implement and host its Vision Suite to retailers seeking a streamlined supply chain solution.
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Xperia launches PLM suite for apparel and footwear
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:19:00 GMT


Xperia Solutions has launched a new product lifecycle management (PLM) software suite aimed at helping apparel and footwear firms speed up the product development cycle, lower costs and improve communication.
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Woolworths Australia moves to single PLM platform
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:06:00 GMT


Woolworths Australia is replacing multiple legacy systems and spreadsheets with a single PLM platform across all divisions and product categories.
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Myer promotes supply chain chief Umbers to CEO
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:01:00 GMT


Australian department store retailer Myer Holdings has promoted chief information and supply officer Richard Umbers as its new chief executive officer and managing director with immediate effect, following the resignation of Bernie Brookes.
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UK clothing price deflation accelerates in February
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:46:00 GMT


Deflation continues to persist on the UK high street, with clothing and footwear prices continuing to decline year-on-year in February, accelerating from the rate seen the month before.
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Filippa K utilises fluorocarbon-free technology
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:45:00 GMT


Swedish fashion label Filippa K has become the first apparel brand to incorporate fabrics produced using a water repellent technology that is free from fluorocarbons, non-toxic and readily biodegradable.
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American Eagle in management restructuring
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:33:00 GMT


Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has implemented a new management structure with the naming of two global brand presidents.
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Hampshire Group CFO Darwin departs
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:20:00 GMT


Trey Darwin, the chief financial officer for US apparel business Hampshire Group, has had his position terminated.
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Supply chain segmentation becoming mainstream
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:53:00 GMT


The increasing complexity of global supply chains means manufacturers and retailer are recognising the need to explore more advanced techniques to meet customer expectations such as segmentation.
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US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:36:00 GMT


The US has raised "serious" concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.
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Stage Stores records "strong" year end
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:49:00 GMT


US department store retailer Stage Stores said it ended the year with strong sales growth and has outlined priorities for the year ahead.
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Wholesale growth drives Weyco Q4 profit rise
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:29:00 GMT


Driven by a jump in wholesale sales, US footwear business Weyco Group booked a double-digit increase in fourth-quarter net profit, and said its brands are well-positioned for future growth.
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US-East Africa pact paves way for regional AGOA
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:31:00 GMT


The US has signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries, in a move that also paves the way for a special East African regional strategy under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
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Falling euro adds to Bangladesh production woes
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:56:00 GMT


Bangladesh's textile and clothing exporters, still reeling from the impact of continuing political unrest in the country, now say they are facing a second shock wave: the freefall of the euro.
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New Gap CEO set to tackle "aesthetic issue"
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:06:00 GMT


Gap CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early "to do" list is already assuming somewhat alarming proportions.
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New tool to reduce colour communication errors
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:58:00 GMT


New benchtop spectrophotometers that help overcome the challenge of measuring and communicating colour across the supply chain, from concept design through final product, have just been launched by X-Rite.
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Columbia Sportswear seeks growth with appointments
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:53:00 GMT


US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made a number of strategic organisational changes, including appointing a president, in a bid to drive growth.
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Uniqlo February sales boosted by winter weather
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:56:00 GMT


Cold weather during February helped boost sales of winter clothing at Uniqlo's Japanese stores.
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Omnichannel drives Q4 for Dick's Sporting Goods
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:08:00 GMT


US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods said the continued growth of its omni-channel network helped grow earnings and sales in the fourth quarter.
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Amber Road acquires ecVision in $33m deal
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:13:00 GMT


Global trade management (GTM) software provider Amber Road is adding to its capabilities with the $33m acquisition of Hong Kong based ecVision, which specialises in global sourcing and collaborative supply chain solutions for companies such as Li & Fung, PVH Corp, Coach, Brown Shoe Company and VF Corp.
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Ethical cotton sourcing key topic for Forum
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:23:00 GMT


Sustainability representatives and major brands will gather in London this month to discuss the key issues surrounding the cotton supply chain and ethical sourcing.
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M&S Asia head quits as China stores to close
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:05:00 GMT


UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to close five of its stores in Shanghai and has confirmed its head of Asia is to step down.
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Bangladesh Alliance names Chubb chief safety officer
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:36:00 GMT


The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has tapped Mark Chubb to oversee fire safety operations and training in the country and guide remediation efforts in all garment factories its members source from.
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Gerry Weber reveals expansion as FY profit rises
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:57:00 GMT


German fashion house Gerry Weber has revealed further expansion plans in Europe and North America after booking a 0.5% increase in its annual net profit.
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UPDATE: Kohl's reverses five-quarter slump in Q4
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:17:00 GMT


Department store retailer Kohl's Corporation showed "significant improvement" in its fourth-quarter as sales and earnings both increased.
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US apparel prices mixed in January
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:37:00 GMT


US apparel prices were mixed in January, rising from December but falling on the same month last year, according to the latest figures.
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Energy efficient machines on show at Texprocess
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT


The latest energy and cost-saving developments in garment production machinery will be under the spotlight at the upcoming Texprocess trade fair taking place in May.
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Gap names new design head amid mixed Q4
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:09:00 GMT


Gap Inc has named a new head of design and product development for its namesake brand, after the unit continued to weigh on the company's sales during the fourth-quarter.
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Pay rise mulled for Sri Lanka garment workers
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:53:00 GMT


A call by Sri Lanka's newly elected government to increase the salaries of all workers - including those in the garment sector - by LKR2,500 (US$18.79) per month, is being discussed by employers.
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Lindex bans PFCs and urges suppliers to follow
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:40:00 GMT


?Swedish fashion chain Lindex has banned the use of PFCs in all its garments, teamed up with a chemical company to ensure it delivers on its promise - and hopes to persuade all its suppliers to phase out PFCs to avoid contamination from other brands.
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Crocs narrows loss but cautious on outlook
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:41:00 GMT


US footwear business Crocs has narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter but said it expects sales in its first-quarter to be down on declines in its China business.
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Puma Argentina selects SCE tool to enhance logistics
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:39:00 GMT


Sportswear business Puma Argentina has selected Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) to enhance its logistics operations and help support growth.
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Garment label to protect sensitive skin
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:42:00 GMT


Fabrics that change colour to indicate the presence of detergents that could irritate sensitive skin also have the potential to be used in garment labels, their developer says.
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UK consumer morale stable in February
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:36:00 GMT


Confidence among UK consumers remained steady in February, and is expected to do so for the next few months, according to the latest figures.
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ILO upholds right to strike
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:24:00 GMT


The right to strike has been upheld as a fundamental right at work by the International Labour Organization (ILO), following a crucial tripartite meeting in Geneva earlier this week.
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Kohl's shows improvement in Q4
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:17:00 GMT


Department store retailer Kohl's Corporation showed "significant improvement" in its fourth-quarter as sales and earnings both increased.
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Ross Stores Q4 ahead of expectations
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:40:00 GMT


US off-price fashion retailer Ross Stores has booked fourth-quarter earnings and sales ahead of its expectations and offered a positive outlook for the next fiscal.
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Top stories this week on just-style...
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:41:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.
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Delta Galil open to M&A as profit grows
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:57:00 GMT


Lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries said it remains open to strategic acquisitions as it booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales.
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Carter's Q4 boosted by increased demand
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:34:00 GMT


Children's wear company Carter's said it saw good demand for its brands in the final months of the year as it booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales.
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Khol's shows improvement in Q4
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:17:00 GMT


Department store retailer Kohl's Corporation showed "significant improvement" in its fourth-quarter as sales and earnings both increased.
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Cross narrows loss but cautious on outlook
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:41:00 GMT


US footwear business Crocs has narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter but said it expects sales in its first-quarter to be down on declines in its China business.
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JC Penney share price falls on Q4 loss
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:22:00 GMT


US department store retailer JC Penney saw its share price fall 9% after moving to a loss in its fourth-quarter.
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Anne-Valérie Hash joins Comptoir des Cotonniers
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:00 GMT


Fast Retailing-owned clothing brand Comptoir des Cotonniers has tapped Anne-Valérie Hash as its new creative director.
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Iconix books mixed Q4 and ups guidance
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:46:00 GMT


Iconix Brand Group has booked a mixed set of results for the fourth quarter as GAAP earnings dropped and revenues climbed.
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Chico's to close stores as Q4 earnings climb
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:45:00 GMT


US women's wear retailer Chico's has booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings but outlined plans for a series of cost reduction initiatives that will result in 120 store closures and 250 job cuts.
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Sears Q4 mixed but optimistic on improvements
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:06:00 GMT


Sears Holdings Corp has booked mixed results in its fourth-quarter but is optimistic improvements can be made.
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Coats Plc name revived as FY profit rises 21%
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:50:00 GMT


Industrial thread and craft textiles business Guinness Peat Group is changing its name to Coats Plc, operating under a single board of directors from now on.
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AGOA benefits hard to determine
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:32:00 GMT


Countries eligible for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act have fared better than ineligible countries on some economic measures - but it is unclear how much of this is due to AGOA.
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Lela Rose and Protagonist invest in software
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:18:00 GMT


Women's wear brands Lela Rose and Protagonist are to implement RLM's cloud-based FashionManager enterprise software solution to manage their design-to-delivery operations.
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Comptoir des Cotonniers names Hash creative director
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:00 GMT


Fast Retailing-owned clothing brand Comptoir des Cotonniers has tapped Anne-Valérie Hash as its new creative director.
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Billabong returns to profit in H1
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:06:00 GMT


Ailing surfwear business Billabong International returned to profitability in its first half, but cautioned that the company's turnaround strategy remained in its early stages.
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Burlington to embed antimicrobial protection into fabrics
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:00 GMT


Burlington, a division of International Textile Group, is partnering with fibre and yarn manufacturer PurThread Technologies to embed antimicrobial and anti-odour protection into its fabrics.
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Coats name revived as FY profit rises 21%
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:50:00 GMT


Industrial thread and craft textiles business Guinness Peat Group is changing its name to Coats plc, operating under a single board of directors from now on.
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Canadian exit triggers Target Q4 loss
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:57:00 GMT


Retail giant Target Corp slipped to a huge fourth-quarter loss, thanks to mammoth charges of over US$5.1bn linked to its exit from the Canadian market.
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TJX beats estimates with 15% Q4 profit increase
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:12:00 GMT


Across-the-board sales and comps increases for its divisions helped cut-price retail group The TJX Companies to record a 15% lift in fourth-quarter net profit.
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L Brands cautious despite 15% Q4 profit rise
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:22:00 GMT


Victoria's Secret and La Senza owner L Brands posted a double-digit fourth quarter profit rise - but worried analysts with cautious guidance for fiscal 2015.
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